What to do and see in Salzburg Region, Austrian Alps: The Best Waterfalls

August 6, 2021 Major Galusha

Discover the best top things to do in Salzburg Region, Austria including Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Liechtensteinklamm, Gollinger Wasserfall, Wildkar Waterfall, Dachser Wasserfall, Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall, Plotz, Aubachfall, Riedingtaler Wasserfalle, Richterhutte.
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1. Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)

Wasserfallweg 47 Section OeAV Warnsdorf / Krimml, Krimml 5743 Austria 43 (0) 6564 7212 [email protected] http://www.wasserfaelle-krimml.at/
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,424 reviews

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)

Reviewed By MarcusHurley - Bristol, United Kingdom

We headed for Krimmler Waterfall, the largest in Europe and fifth highest in the world apparently. The journey should have taken about an hour but the traffic was so bad it actually took two but we parked up next to the exhibition centre and went inside. I actually bought the wrong tickets and paid €10.20 when we should have just paid €4 for the waterfall as we didn't intend to visit the exhibition. The path to the waterfall was well signposted and the huge cascade of water and plume of spray meant even someone with my navigational disabilities would struggle not to find it. There were plenty of souvenir shops along the way and the path was quite busy considering the rain. The trail meandered up the side of the hill with periodic diversions to a viewing area and I went to each of these so Deb could make her way up at her own pace. The views were, obviously, spectacular but the photos are sadly not - the spray meant I didn't want to expose the camera for too long so most were just snapshots and therefore binned. We got to the top of the path and went inside the cafe but the outer viewing area overlooking the falls was closed and the inside was hot, crowded and sweaty so we left. We walked down the hill, this time taking time to look at various plants Deb pointed out to me, some green and some yellow and possibly other varieties too! We went into the cafe at the start of the path and I reluctantly indulged in Sachertorte with a coffee while Deb ate salad.

2. Liechtensteinklamm

Liechtensteinklammstrasse 123, St Johann im Pongau 5600 Austria +43 6412 6036 [email protected] http://www.josalzburg.com/de/sommer/liechtensteinklamm
Excellent
64%
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28%
Satisfactory
5%
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2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 517 reviews

Liechtensteinklamm

Winter closure - re-opening May 2021! Liechtenstein Gorge is certainly one of the longest, deepest, and most impressive gorges in the Alps. The mighty thunder of the waterfall, the moss-grown rocks in rich green, a legendary atmosphere, and sun rays that create a rainbow in the fine water mist. The unique natural spectacle in the Salzburger Land is known for an unforgettable trip of a special kind - an experience for the whole family. Over thousands of years, the thundering water falls and the rushing masses of water have cut more and more deeply into the mountain and have created a gorge. The rocks stand so narrow and high in places that only a small strip of the sky remains visible.

Reviewed By RamonA1866

During our Salzburg vacation we came across this gorge as a highly recommended place to visit and it's definitely worth your time. The way through the gorge is newly renovated and really nicely made, you get plenty of awesome views. The only minus is the amount of people. We came there early, shortly after opening. But when we reached the end and had to return the same way back, we had to pass a lot of people; of course many of them didn't wear masks though they are mandatory. I also didn't enjoy wearing them but try to stick to the rules. But either way, if you can, it's a great place to see.

3. Gollinger Wasserfall

Wasserfallstrasse, Golling an der Salzach Austria
Excellent
68%
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27%
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4.5 based on 339 reviews

Gollinger Wasserfall

Reviewed By TheCrompies - Brisbane, Australia

The Crompies will usually hunt out a good hike or two while travelling but the idea of paying to go for a walk goes against Mr C’s morals (ethics? Personal philosophy?). The Golling Waterfall was only about 5 minutes from our farm stay and Mr C begrudgingly agreed to go even though there’s an entry fee. It was a short and easy walk next to the creek to the first view of the falls. It is a beautiful spot. The path is well maintained, you’d feel ripped off it wasn’t after paying to walk on it. The falls are impressive, not particularly high but powerful and fast flowing. It was a hot day and the air temperature change near the falls was a good opportunity for an impromptu science lesson for teen and junior Crompies. Unsurprisingly they were more interested in getting wet from the spray than learning about the cooling power of cold water. One of the best things about this waterfall is that you can get up close to it from the bridge across it and then see the source at the top. A great walk for a hot day. Did I mention you have to pay?

4. Wildkar Waterfall

Roehrmoosmuehle 1, Seeham 5164 Austria
Excellent
64%
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27%
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9%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Wildkar Waterfall

5. Dachser Wasserfall

Unterhalb des Großen Breitstein Nahe der Wandalm, Abtenau 5441 Austria
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Dachser Wasserfall

Reviewed By Erandoulis - Salzburg, Austria

top place to walk in nature and enjoy the landscape. At the end of the road there's a waterfall. The view will pay your effort until the end

6. Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall

Wasserfallweg, Bad Gastein 5640 Austria
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 338 reviews

Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall

Reviewed By Washeke - Salzburg, Austria

The weather was not on our side but we drove up there. Parked the car near the Kraftwerk. Walked down to the water fall and up to Bad Gastein. The spectacular waterfall is amazing! We wanted to have coffee at the Kraftwerk Cafe but the waiter there was unfriendly and besides that too busy with other guests. The atmosphere surrounding the waterfalls is amazing. On our way up we saw a Yoga Stage ???????? peaceful place to pray and reflect.

7. Plotz

Ebenau Austria
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4.0 based on 2 reviews

Plotz

8. Aubachfall

Wallingwinkel, Abtenau Austria
Excellent
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

9. Riedingtaler Wasserfalle

Riedingalm, Muhlbach am Hochkonig 5505 Austria
Excellent
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

10. Richterhutte

Richterhutte, Krimml Austria http://www.richterhuette.com/kontakt/
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

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